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city tonight. >>> an unbelievable path of destruction and tonight superstorm sandy is on the move. we'll get toran dam pinkston in new york. >> reporter: officials are pleading for patience from the public as the long and difficult task of cleaning up and repairing the damage from sandy begins. top priority is restoring electricity and getting mass transit back on track. hurricane sandy hit new jersey's long beach island hard. homes were flooded or destroyed. roads left covered with sand. boats littered the streets. >> we'll assess the damages an rebuild. that's the way it works in new jersey. >> reporter: new york city was crippled by the storm. subway and traffic tunnels were filled by salt water. no word when the famous subway service will resume. an entire community burnt to the ground in queens. for a second night manhattan is a tale of flights have been canceled nationwide.. hundreds here n the bay area. the storm put taxis in a way grave. this is a shot from hoboken, new jersey. and to give you an idea of t how powerful sandy was: home video caught this amazing s: a giant tree
, redwood city. new report set in concord. we're looking at temperatures topping in the 90s. in downtown san francisco for the second straight day care same story for oakland. hottest two day stretch of weather in downtown. it's all changing. coming up, find out who will be 30 degrees cooler this time tomorrow. that's coming up in the forecast in a few minutes. >> you can blame it on the heat. s that their excuse this time. gasoline prices are soaring again. you might want to fill up in the next day or two. cbs 5 reporter on how much prices could spike by friday. it's too hot, that's the excuse? >> reporter: exactly. the experts are predicting that gas could be somewhere in the neighborhood of $4.50 by the end of the week. they're blaming a host of maintenance problems at refineries. one in particular in southern california couldn't take the heat. the record heat that's been sweeping across the state was apparently too much for the power grid in southern california. the exxon mobile shut down yesterday. a transformer mal functioned. compare that with the chevron refinery in richmond and you
business. coast. let's get right to cbs repor randall pinkston, in new yok city. >>> superstorm sandy roars ashore and slams into the east coast. let's get right to randall pinkston, live in new york city. >> reporter: i would be standing in the hudson river. it caused the waters to overflow the seawall. the danger isn't over. sandy roared ashore early monday evening, packing sustained winds of 80 miles per hour with gusts over 100. the storm blew out windows and flooded streets up and down the east coast, tearing up atlantic city's famous boardwalk. the storm cut electricity to more than two million homes and businesses. this is video of a power substation exploding in new york. >> we knew this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: new york city has all but shut down. the powerful storm surge pushed the warytsz of the hudson river through the seawall and onto the walkway. tidal waters were sent into a major traffic tunnel linking manhattan and brooklyn. sandy's winds also caused a high-rise crane to collapse. it was left dangling over
will not be alone. a million extra people are expected to flood the city as well and their cars. this is a live look. lit up for the giants. it is peaceful right now, sure, but it will be a different story tomorrow with a bunch of events going on. you've heard about this. earlier today, the gridlock and as you have been expecting the same this weekend. some people are calling it the world series of transportation. the city has activated their emergency operation center, the best way to get in and out of the city, don't drive, take public transportation. >>> here's what's on tap just tomorrow. you've got fleet week, america's cup, the giants are playing. all along the water front. add to that the hardly strictly bluegrass festival in the park. plus cal and stanford are playing and two big concerts on either side of the bay. >>> some people are cashing in on all that extra traffic. all you need is a driveway. >> there are times i thought boy, i should rent out my driveway. but the whole mechanic of the thing, exchanging money, all that, it was too much to deal with. >> you know, local neighbors are li
the workers live outside san jose they would spend the extra income outside of the city. >> it doesn't make sense to me. >> reporter: mayor chuck reed is worried about spending $600,000 to hire inspectors. >> it's going to have to come from somewhere, so should i take it from the police department, should i take it from the libraries, from the community centers sf. >> reporter: $11,000 was paid for the report. there was denial of bias. >> because people come to this thing with some preconceived notion. we do not. we come at it with what i think is a sturdy framework on how the world works. >> reporter: gathering of labor, nonprofit, and education heeders blasted the chamber's report before its release. >> they're going to put forward one study to say minimum wage doesn't work and there were 20 studies that say it's good for the people in our community. >> the doomsday scenario that the opponents of this measure are empty threats. the real doom day are in the homes of this community that are trying to make ends meet and failing. >> reporter: and so the chamber of commerce has managed to rais
tomorrow at san francisco city hall. >>> it's crunch time for the presidential candidates. tomorrow night they will face off in their second debate, and this time there will be questions from the audience. romney won the coin toss, so he will go first. elizabeth cook on how the candidates are getting ready. >> reporter: both candidates have had a low profile lately as they prepare for tomorrow night. >> i brought some food! >> reporter: after joking that his debate prep was a, quote, drag the last time around, president obama assured shorters at a campaign office in virginia, he's hitting the books! once again, massachusetts senator john kerry is standing in for romney. the president's team vows he will amp up his performance after a less-than-enthusiastic reception the first time around. >> i think he's going to be aggressive in making the case for his view of where we should go as a country. >> reporter: mitt romney was only seen briefly during his preparations, heading in and out of church yesterday. ohio senator rob portman says the romney campaign is getting ready to rumble. >> i thi
york city, philadelphia, washington, d.c., in the path of hurricane sandy. here's video to show you. crews worked on street poles that loosened after all the swaying for a couple days of heavy winds and strong rains. the beach was actually closed off for swimming. that's because crashing waves swept much of the sand right into the ocean. >> we've lost maybe 20, 30 feet of beach in the last couple of days. >> it's as dangerous as the ocean gets. >> and double red flags mean stay off the beech. in new york city bulldozers spent the day building up sand dunes. why all the fear? because of what sandy did in the bahamas, killed more than two dozen people across the caribbean. most by falling trees or collapsed buildings. the islands are also recovering from power outages. here's what sandy looked like from space. this picture taken from the international space station. back to my weather maps. let me show you where sandy is forecast to go. up the eastern seaboard. watch the forecast cone move right into new jersey, delaware, pennsylvania, new york city, making landfall as a hurricane in
. why people in one bay area city were told, stop calling 911! >>> and new rules that make it tougher for parents to opt out of vaccinating their kids, or do they? the surprising loophole thrown in at the last minute. one of the world's hottest clothing stores gets ready to make its west coast debut here in the ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, it was so loud, it could be heard for miles. police departments were flooded wih complaints. in fact san leandro police got so many s - that they sent out an ale, telling people to stop callg 9-1-1... and call oakland pe instead. here's cbs 5 reporr phil matier. (matier vo) it was billed as >> reporter: it rattled windows as far away as san leandro, seven and a half miles away. this alameda street is four and a half miles from the coliseum, but on the night of the rave, it was anything but quiet. >> just constant thumping with all the windows rattling. >> reporter: by coincidence, one of the people is the alameda county supervisor, who got an extra earful that night. >> it was extremely loud, from 6 to 2 a.m. i actually started getting calls to my house. >> wha
and investigate at every investigation site that occurs within the area. >> reporter: and the city of san francisco has big development plans for treasure island, including thousands of homes and a high-rise apartment building, projects the city plans to start next summer. but blume says the most recent findings doesn't mean there can't be development. >> doesn't necessarily mean people can't live out here. what it does mean is you're going to have to be a lot more diligent in how you go about your work here. >> reporter: and hopefully current tenants can stay. >> i don't want to leave. >> reporter: on treasure island, allen martin, cbs 5 eyewitness news. >> they say they're pressing the navy for more information on radioactive contamination on the island. they also want to know the extent of cleanup efforts before any construction begins. >>> one bay area city has just been named the no. 1 place in the country for startups. nope. not san jose or san francisco. it's fremont, according to the website sizeup.com. it has the most startups per capita. san jose came in second. even if you have
of people filled san francisco's city hall today and honor ambassador chris stevens. the bay area native was one of four americans killed in benghazi libya in the terrorist attack. on his friends and families' final goodbyes. >> reporter: family and friends, diplomats and a senator joined to celebrate the life of ambassador chris stevens. his younger sister remembered how she was the target of his pranks and also how he inspired her growing up. >> i saw the world through chris' wide amount mystickizes. -- optimistic eyes. >> everybody thought to send us one of your best diplomats. but unfortunate will not be able to protect him. >> reporter: friends said he was a good diplomat because he was interested in the interests of the libyan people. >> he was being trailed by security men who were obviously very intimidating to other tourists. as she recounted it, he reached over to one of the men, stole his camera and started taking pictures of the men who had been following them. they were so dumbfounded that they had to laugh. and after a quickkers, chris -- conversation chris convinced them t
, hayward, union city, getting steady rainfall. this rain moving through sonoma, napa county. vacaville getting heavy rainfall. in vacaville, in the oak aland hills, and half an inch in menlow park and walnut creek. this is round two of three. we'll talk about when the rain is moving out in time for the world series coming up in a few short minutes. >> wasn't rain, it was champagne. >>> much more with dennis and the giants coming up in sports. game one of the world series wednesday night, at & t park, giants tigers, game time is a 5:07. >>> back in the giants won game six on sunday night, about 6 million americans were watching. tomorrow we're going to find out how many people watched soggy game seven beatdown and we'll learn how many americans tuned in for round three of the obama/romney debate. we are getting an early idea of how the audience scored this match. >> reporter: that's right. a big night in politics, right? and in a cbs news flash full of uncommitted voters that was taken immediately after the debate, 53% said that they believe president obama won. 23% bheefd that romney w
the special dish. >> home run. >> thank you. >> random buildings around the city are bathed in orange lights including the fair mount hotel, in orange decor inside and out. it's a special invitation for giants corporate sponsors. >> i'm told the most expensive seats sold on-line so far was 4,000 for a seat behind home plate right next to the giants dugout. someone desperately wants to be in game one tomorrow. reporting live in at&t ballpark, linda yee giants 5. >> it means big money for big. and the presses are normally stopped this time of year. the giants wouldn't change that. early this morning, rolled league championship shirts an tomorrow world series shirts. >>> after the soggy celebration last night, workers spent the day drying the field out. the latest word, the field is ready to go. >>> and better to be in shape but you never know. you have a little rain coming. >> at 6:00, put the tarp back on. things are looking great. weather should be fine by tomorrow. here's a look at high-def doppler. latest model, it will be out of here. we're seeing showers in campbell cove and bedega bay.
to the bay area. >>> turkeys gone wild in the bay area. they're damaging yards, even roofs. the city that's overrun and why people are being warned to bring an umbrella. today - we saw mitt romney', [ male announcer ] jay likes it when his mobile phone helps him deposit his checks. jay also like it when mother nature helps him wash his car. mother nature's cool like that. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. boost... while pre >>> the big debate last night, today we saw mitt romney's campaign relishing a badly needed boost, while president obama's supporters wondered what went wrong in denver. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's so true. >> i don't know, maybe... >> i'm sorry. yes. former vice president gore suggesting the altitude in the mile-high city was partly to blame. well, we should note that polls showed most americans thought that gore
with that decisive vote. and cbs5 reporter linda yee is live outside city hall with the sheriff's reactions. >> reporter: definitely some stunning developments tonight. a majority of the supervisors did agree that the sheriff did commit the official misconduct charges and therefore should be removed from office, but nine votes, they are needed to remove anyone from elected office. it didn't happen. so it appears that he will get his job back as that their marathon hearing began nine hours ago with public testimony from more than 100 people. it was the supervisors here who are pretty closely aligned and said that despite the charges against them that they couldn't agree that he would lose his job. that it had is what he had to say. >> the message about our players here, listening up intensely like everyone else. and now it will be about moving forward. and they will sense this with all parties. i look forward to demonstrating why the people elected me as sheriff and look forward for me and my family, you know, who is now in a place where are hopefully we will keep some normalcy. >> reporter:
it to the shores of redwood city. the stealth ship was recently sold to bay ship and yacht of alameda. the company reportedly paid $2.5 million. there's no mystery why the barge is now docked on treasure island. it's temporary. on treasure island, linda yee, cbs 5. >>> game 3 was a giant disappointment for giants fans. first, a big rain delay, and then they lost to the cardinals. cbs 5 sports director dennis o'donnell shows us how the giants just couldn't catch a break. >>> thank you, dana. it was a long day in st. louis. it ended in disappointment for giants fans. san francisco looked to catch a break when slugger carlos beltran injured his knee. he was removed and replaced by matt carpenter, who had five postseason at-bats prior to today. in the third inning, carpenter hit a rocket off matt cain into the bleachers, to give the cardinals a 2-1 lead. st. louis added a run. then the storm came which delayed the game for 3 hours 28 minutes. when they returned, jason motte got a 6-out to preserve the win. st. louis takes a 2-1 series lead. coming up in sports, we'll have reaction from the giants' cl
. still 70's right now. 89 today for redwood city. oakland, four degrees above the previous record at 87. concord hit 87 degrees. we have some changes not only temperature wise. >>> an area teenager was one badge away from becoming an eagle scout when he was kicked out for being gay. he decided to fight back, the only way he knew how. >> reporter: three boxes, 400,000 signatures from around the world, hand delivered to the boy scouts, by a troop member, denied the scout's highest honor because he's guy. ryan andresen still wears his uniform, despite being kicked out on the verge of becoming an eagle scout. he and his parents do want their local chapter to change their policy against gay scouts. officially, the boy scouts of america have a don't ask, don't tell policy on sexual orientation. but we find out some chapters quietly bend the rules for gay scouts. >> this hope is that this council will join in dozens if not hundreds of other councils and many other troops that have already openly decided to put aside the policy. >> reporter: but a policy change may not come easily. after meetin
dropped. >> the city has thrown its hard working officers who have a vocation to protect the citizens under the bus with this report. >> reporter: now, there is some talk tonight that all of this is meant to impress a federal judge who will hear arguments come december about whether to hand the oakland police department over to federal control. we asked mayor quan about that. she said that's nonsense. live in oakland, christin ayers, cbs 5. >>> the vice-presidential candidates were back on the campaign trail after going at each other in the debate last night. and as cbs 5's allen martin reports, the two campaigns tangled again today all over the meaning of one of the shortest words in the english language. >> the lowest level -- >> reporter: call it a wharf world. the obama and romney campaigns are squabbling over joe biden's use of the word we. he was responding down to the state department's response to the request for more security. >> we didn't know they wanted more security then. >> reporter: republican presidential nominee mitt romney says biden contradicted sworn testimony from
action, more protests, more police action, and a muddled response to it all by city leaders. a couple of hours ago, about 200 demonstrators marched through downtown. about the same number of police officers were there as well. protesters blocked traffic every now and then, but it has been a largely peaceful night. cbs 5 reporter linda yee is there keeping an eye on things, should anything change. demonstrators told her, though, that they don't want a repeat of last year's violence. >>> we've also learned that the chp will be taking to the streets of oakland to help the stretched police department. officers will be deployed starting next week to boost patrols in high-crime areas and help with traffic enforcement. a similar enforcement is planned for stockton. >>> a bay area mom got quite a surprise when she tried to pick up her six-year-old son from school. the boy, who is autistic, wasn't there, and nobody knew where he was. the remarkable route he took to get where he got. >> i could have been working on my son's obituary today. that cannot happen. it is not acceptable. >> reporter:
we're looking at low 50's for fremont, redwood city. san rafael, 51. napa, 51. san francisco dropping down to 54. that low pressure area that was to our south giving us an offshore wind is now off to our west, grabbing the influence from the cool pacific ocean. that means cloud cover in the morning and definitely some cooler afternoons. this weekend, so many events going on. it's going to be chilly. near the bay, highs only in the upper 60's. next week, low pressure will be right over us, giving us the chance of scattered showers next monday and tuesday. for tomorrow, the cool-down continues. below-normal for oakland, for concord and for san jose. pick the town closest to you. it's going to be a lot chillier. hayward, only 69. 78 for pleasant hill. dublin, 77. and we'll see sunshine in the afternoon for sonoma and alameda. the cool-down will continue. look at the weekend. cloudier, cooler, upper 60's near the bay. and chance of showers next monday and tuesday. time for sports! >>> this afternoon the a's had a very dramatic win. tonight they have suffered a very tragic loss. the story
on navigating the city on two wheels, don't get too attached. >> ever have your bike stolen? >> in san francisco, yes, a couple of times. >> reporter: according to sfpd, 630 bikes were reported stolen last year. >> probably 630 since we started talking. >> reporter: the folks at price came up with a program to get back your wheels. the site is aptly called the stolen bike finder. all you have to do is enter a description of your bike and it will send you an alert if a similar model is found for sale online. >> they ship them to seattle or l.a. and you don't know where it's going to be, so we check everywhere. >> reporter: it's only been up a few days, and it's working. >> people talking in forums about how they actually found their bikes using it. >> reporter: one person is skeptical it's going to make a difference. his advice? remove the temptation. in san francisco, elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >>> gone in a flash. we're getting a first look at surveillance video from a daring art heist in the netherlands. look closely. you can see the suspects breaking in through what appears to be a side door at
will visit the other city and do a little community service. there you go. >>> a middle schoolteacher is under arrest, suspected of selling drugs. police found a pound of pot and 4200 in his car, in the school's parking lot. 66-year-old allen goodman is a teacher at hercules middle school. officers searched his walnut creek home and say they found evidence of a marijuana grow and a large amount of cash. >>> another bay area teacher is having problems, not with drugs but with books. the school district won't let her use certain books in class. so cbs 5 reporter shows us she has come up with a plan b. >> every day, doing what i do best. >> reporter: it's a powerful pulitzer-prize winning play. but students will not be allowed to learn about it in a classroom. angels in america is a behind- the-scenes story about the reagan determination to reject federal research funding for aids. it has been rejected by the school board. >> there is deep-rooted homophobia behind this decision. >> reporter: every year, since 2008, the board has banned the play, along with another book dealing with ince
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